Finnish Lapland is recognized by many, especially at this time of year, for its reference to Santa Claus’s official address. It is true that in the city of Rovaniemi we can find Santa’s house and for this reason, it is one of the most famous and attractive places in all of Lapland. However, the region has much more to offer. Imagine yourself as part of Santa’s reindeer group and join us on this journey to find out what you can do and visit on this sleigh trip.
1. Northern Lights
It is not only in Iceland, Norway, or the Faroe Islands that it is possible to observe this beautiful natural phenomenon. The northern lights are, in fact, the main attraction in Lapland. The phenomenon is a magnet for tourists to the region. You can choose to set out to discover it at your own pace and will, with just your car and some luck. You can also enjoy your stay in wonderful glass igloos that allow you to spend an incredibly special night observing the lights dancing.
2. Santa Claus Village
The Santa Claus Village is located in Rovaniemi and is one of the main tourist attractions in Lapland. Everything is set up to create the real Christmas atmosphere – there is even a meeting with Santa Claus for pictures! The complex has cafes, shops, restaurants, and a hotel. It is especially interesting for those who are traveling with children.
3. Sleigh tour with Huskies
The famous sleds with huskies or reindeer are popular tours for travelers in Lapland. Dog sledding or reindeer sledding travel long distances through the snowy forests of northern Finland. Tours can be booked at the hotels or with local agencies. For those who do not want to participate in this activity, it is also possible to pay a visit to the animals and play with the dogs.
4. Winter sports
Plenty of snow is synonymous to plenty of snow sports, for all lovers of the most diverse styles. Lapland in winter also has other must-see attractions for entertainment and leisure, such as snowshoeing, snowmobile tours, and ski and cross-country centers.